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How Your Child Heals: An Inside Look at Common Childhood Ailments

by Christopher M. Johnson

All children get sick now and then, and most of the time they soon get well. How do they do that? How does it happen? When a mother brings her sick child to the doctor for something trivial, like a runny nose,...


Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now: Gaining the Upper Hand in Your Medical Care

by M.D., Steven Z. Kussin

Patients increasingly and correctly feel that they are on their own in an impersonal and dangerous medical system. Offering an insider's perspective, Kussin's book teaches readers how to be better patients in...


When Your Children Marry

by Deborah M. Merrill

Based on interviews with married adult children, both sons and daughters, and mothers who have at least one married son and one married daughter, this book examines how marriage changes relationships with parents....


They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth

by Janel C. Atlas

The stories in this book are not easily told, but for the many thousands of families each year who endure the silent tragedy of a stillbirth, they offer a welcome voice of solidarity and guidance. Janel Atlas,...


Making a Success of Marriage: Planning for Happily Ever After

by David Yount

Experienced counselor and author David Yount offers road-tested, gimmick-free advice on topics ranging from finances and in-laws to intimacy and children to help couples build a marriage that lasts 'till death...


Growing Up with Your Children: 7 Turning Points in the Lives of Parents

by Seamus Carey

Growing Up with Your Children is a guide to the personal development of parents that is necessary to live fulfilling lives while effectively raising children. Focusing on seven critical turning points, it reveals...


Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive, Holistic Approach

by Naheed S. Ali

With more than 23 million sufferers in the U.S. alone, diabetes is fast becoming a crisis of epidemic proportions. And for those personally afflicted by this debilitating disease, the everyday challenges can...


The Science of Drinking

by Amitava Dasgupta

What happens when you drink your favorite cocktail? How does it go from beverage to buzz? Or from buzz to blotto? Here, Dr. Amitava Dasgupta, a practicing toxicologist and researcher in the field of alcohol...


Surviving After Cancer: Living the New Normal

by Anne Katz

There are an estimated 10 million cancer survivors in America, and this number continues to grow every day as more effective treatments become available. Survivors and their families often call this phase of...


Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving, and Learning over a Lifetime

by Suzanne Degges-White & Christine Borzumato-Gainey

The mother-daughter relationship begins before a daughter arrives in her mother’s arms, and never really ends after that. This book offers an intimate exploration of how this relationship develops and changes...


Young Athletes, Couch Potatoes, and Helicopter Parents: The Productivity of Play

by Jessica Skolnikoff & Robert Engvall

This book addresses a variety of topics regarding the nature of “play” in our society. It takes a close look at the concept of “helicopter parenting” and the impact that hyper-involved parents have upon...


Making Autism a Gift: Inspiring Children to Believe in Themselves and Lead Happy, Fulfilling Lives

by Robert Evert Cimera

Despite new research and increased public awareness, autism is still looked at in a negative light. Most books on the subject perpetuate this notion by saying that autism is bad or needs to be overcome, rather...


Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life

by Eric Lindner

Eric Lindner reveals the thoughts, fears, and lessons of those living the ends of their lives in the care of others, having exhausted their medical options or ceased treatment for their illnesses. In each chapter,...


Understanding Parkinson's Disease: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed, M.D. Ali

Parkinson’s disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., and this book offers readers an introduction to its causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is for anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s, or knows and loves...


Planning Your Time in Retirement: How to Cultivate a Leisure Lifestyle to Suit Your Needs and Interests

by Robert A. Stebbins

As the greying of our population continues, retirees are enjoying more and more healthy years of retirement, and those years can be productive, enjoyable, and rewarding. This work speaks to those retirees who...


Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism

by Michael J. Broyde, David Blumenthal & Michael S. Berger

Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism explores Jewish marriage from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on the religious and legal concepts of marriage, and the social impact of family in the Jewish...


Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War

by Mary Lawlor

Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War details author and Professor Mary Lawlor’s unconventional upbringing in Cold War America. Memories of her early life—as the daughter of...


Gifts from the Heart: 10 Ways to Build More Loving Relationships

by Randy Fujishin

Helps learn, practice, and improve ten fundamental communication skills needed for any long-term relationship. Grounded in specific, manageable, and directed activities designed to immediately enhance relationships....


Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences

by Jeffrey McCall

Viewer Discretion Advised shows where our media has gone wrong and what we can do about it. Established media critic Jeffrey McCall illustrates the problems with much of contemporary media content, why it is...


Seeking Security in an Insecure World

by Dan Caldwell & Robert E. Jr. Williams

Seeking Security in an Insecure World is intended to provide a brief but thorough introduction to contemporary security studies. With clear and lively prose, compelling examples, and solid scholarship, it will...